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Classé dans : Andrea WAGNER (NL),Exposition/Exhibition,Gal. Platina (SE),Suede (SE) — bijoucontemporain @ 0:57


The first time I met Andrea Wagner was about ten years ago in a muddy field in the Netherlands, where we worked with cows as a theme and the mud and manure as the material. Was it already there she began her series « The Architect Who Faced His Jardin Intérieur »? After that meeting, we showed Andrea Wagner’s jewellery which she then described as a passion in working experimentally with materials and giving them her own mark. She considered this vital in order to create the intriguing appearance and surfaces necessary for the tactile materiality to communicate the stories or thoughts behind her work. She started to work with bone china porcelain which consists of ca. 40% cow bone ash.
Andrea Wagner from Amsterdam is now warmly welcomed again, this time to her first solo exhibition at PLATINA. In the exhibition we will see blown up sketches and her ongoing body of work that has been followed up by a whole new group of pieces. This time with the sub-title: « … And the Architect Is Still Facing His Jardin Intérieur ». - Sofia Björkman, PLATINA 2014

Platina Gallery

… And the Architect Is Still Facing His Jardin Intérieur
« Jardin interieur »: French for the private landscape – inner garden – of our mind.
This series is about architectural forms intermeshing with nature.
The idea of blurring the separation point of what is essentially regarded as architecture and what nature also stands in as playful metaphor for facing up to secret dreams – of taking them out of their compartmentalization into separate areas and life´s time frames and weaving them into reality. Step out of seemingly unrisky choices and embrace a dream that at first seems unlikely!
This series begun after far too much house hopping and embodies the exuberant joyfulness of my at last getting my dream home. It ended an obsessive yearning for stability whilst living in instability.
Being a frequent traveller, I am quite familiar with that exciting tension of leaving the familiar stability and safe haven of home to surrendering to the insecurity of what is new whilst discovering new impressions on the way. When returning to the familiar it is with a head full of fresh perceptions that only sharpens my connection to the intimate sheltering space of home and viewing things from a new vantage. This is my connection to an intimate and safe space where all kinds of contradictions can naturally exist side by side and within each other.
Little surprise that so much inspiration for this body of work comes from places I´ve visited or want to go to.
The diversity of materials and forms in this series are like the layered impressions of an extended travel log.
Very recently the work on some new pieces has taken me into beach and other water landscapes. I myself am as little a gardener as I am a beach holiday lover, and the deeper aspect of that very recent work with more translucent glass elements as yet still eludes me…
- Andrea Wagner 2014

 Andrea Wagner - jardin intérieur -  "Adriatic Beach Resort II"Andrea Wagner – jardin intérieur -  « Adriatic Beach Resort II »

Andrea Wagner - jardin intérieur  - "Adriatic Beach Resort"Andrea Wagner – jardin intérieur  – « Adriatic Beach Resort I »

 Andrea Wagner - "Emerald Pool Hangout" Andrea Wagner – « Emerald Pool Hangout »

Andrea Wagner - "Black Sands Now Has A Surf Club"Andrea Wagner - « Black Sands Now Has A Surf Club »

Odengatan 68,
10232 Stockholm (Sweden)
tel +46 8 30 02 80

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EXPO ‘CONTAINERS in context’ – Beyond Fashion, Anvers (BE) – 4 Déc.2014 – 24 Janv.2015

Classé dans : Anneleen SWILLEN (BE),Belgique (BE),Exposition/Exhibition,Gal. Beyond (BE) — bijoucontemporain @ 20:35

‘CONTAINERS in context’ – Anneleen Swillen

Beyond Fashion‎Solo Expo / CONTAINERS IN CONTEXT by Anneleen Swillen (BE)

Anneleen Swillen is inspired by the way daily goods are consumed and (re)presented. The jewellery pieces from ‘CONTAINERS in context’ are inspired by the interesting but unnoticed design from disposable packaging. Challenged by this ambivalence, between waste and its aesthetic potential, her designs and materials play with the notion of precious and worthless. The use of contrasts and metaphors is a recurrent feature in realizing her concepts. The origin from the ‘in context’ collection will be less clear; the playful designs dispose of a more autonomous shape.
During the making process Anneleen explores the possibilities of a material or product. Thereby she drops their original function and exchanges it for her own personal application. By doing so she gives a new point of view about our relationship with material goods. Through production and reproduction she investigates the industrially manufactured and its potential applications in craft. The repetitive making process, which refers to the mechanized production of goods, offers the opportunity to produce series of work as well as to make unique pieces.

 CONTAINERS IN CONTEXT by Anneleen Swillen (BE)

Anneleen SwillenAnneleen Swillen - TWICE AS MUCH CHRISTMAS HOLIDAYS – Unique edition – / Pendant - Resin, plaster, nylon, rubber

ANNELEEN SWILLEN (BE) - DESIGNER'S TOOL - unique edition - pendant - resin, plaster,cotton, rubber  - 10 gr - 150 x 15 x 400 mmAnneleen Swillen – Designer’s tool – unique edition – pendant – resin, plaster,cotton, rubber  – 10 gr – 150 x 15 x 400mm

Anneleen Swillen - BLUE MANGO - Unique piece  / Pendant - Resin, plaster, nylon, rubber    80 gr  -  160x65x30 mmAnneleen Swillen - BLUE MANGO – Unique piece  / Pendant – Resin, plaster, nylon, rubber    80 gr  -  160x65x30 mm

Anneleen Swillen - THE SKY AND THE SEA TO BALANCE - unlimited edition - pendant - resin, plaster,nylon, rubber  - 20 gr - 110 x 5 x 400 mmAnneleen Swillen - THE SKY AND THE SEA TO BALANCE – unlimited edition – pendant – resin, plaster,nylon, rubber  – 20 gr – 110 x 5 x 400 mm


Beyond Fashion
Pourbusstraat 7,
2000 Anvers – Belgium
tel +32 3 237 85 45




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